The first person to own the estate in 1680, Jean-Baptiste Braneyre, was well aware of the superb winegrowing potential of its gravelly soil located a stone’s throw from the Gironde Estuary. The 1855 classification was later to confirm the quality of the terroir.
In 1988, the family group asked Patrick Maroteaux, to write a new page in the history of this great growth. He consequently set out to make quality an absolute priority and do everything possible to express Branaire-Ducru's intrinsic personality and complexity. Consisting primarily of of Cabernet Sauvignon, the estate’s wines are characterised by their pure, fruity aromas and freshness. Branaire-Ducru is invariably elegant and a quintessential Saint-Julien in every vintage.
As the representative of the second generation, every effort is made to ensure all our great bottles evoke discovery, pleasure, and emotion for wine enthusiasts around the world.
Chateau Branaire-Ducru produces a namesake Grand Vin, as well as a second wine called Duluc de Branaire-Ducru made from some of the younger vines of the property. Duluc de Branaire-Ducru wines tend to be fruity and very nicely structured, frank and powerful on the palate. Due to its friendly, approachable nature, this wine can be enjoyed quite early, after only around four or five years in the bottle.
Second wine: Duluc de Branaire-Ducru
|Area Under Vine:||60 hectares|
|Production:||Approximately 180,000 bottles|
|Soil:||Deep gravel from the Quaternary Period on a clay subsoil|
|Grape Varieties:||65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc|
|Ageing:||18 months- New barrels :60%|
|Second wine:||Duluc de Branaire-Ducru|
|Contact||1 Chemin du Bourdieu- 33250 Saint-Julien